Media Release


Posted on
July 25, 2022

Monday, 25 July 2022



Following a two-year delay caused by the Covid - 19 pandemic, peak industry event, the Ports Australia Biennial Conference will open in little over a month (30 August – 1September 2022) at the W Hotel Brisbane.


This year’s event has attracted numerous high profile, Australian and International speakers ,including the Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development of Australia, the Hon. Catherine King MP, together with the Chief Commissioner of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Gina Cass-Gottlieb, Commissioner Dr. Stephen King Productivity Commission together with Dr. Patrick Verhoeven Managing Director of the International Association of Ports and Harbours.


The theme of this year’s event is ‘Risk and Resilience’, an opportunity to explore the industry’s challenges, potential and successes. Other highly regarded speakers will present on a variety of industry topics including insurance and risk, sustainability, single window development and the era of supply chain digitalisation to name a few.


Mike Gallacher, CEO of Ports Australia said, “We are genuinely excited about our forthcoming conference and it’s timing, which coincides with so much that is happening and needs to be discussed about ports and wider supply chain. If you are involved in the sector or simply have an interest in what the future holds for Australia as a maritime nation, you will want to be in Brisbane in August”.


“We are very grateful to the Port of Brisbane for their significant support in bringing the Conference back to Brisbane after many years. Queensland has a very strong story to tell on their collective port efficiency and sustainability outcomes and we are honoured that the Deputy Premier, the Hon Stephen Miles, Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning will officially welcome our all attendees at the Cocktail Party to be held on the 30 August2022.”


Registration for the Ports Australia Biennial Conference is still open and available through the Ports Australia website


MEDIA: Imogen Posa | Ports Australia |

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